James Donohue will enter his first year coaching at the college level as the Hitting and Infield coach at the Mississippi University for Women.
A New Jersey native, Donohue graduated from Ridgefield Park High School where he was the Captain of the baseball team and earned 1st team All-Big North and 3rd team All-County as a Middle Infielder.
He then went on to play baseball at Bergen Community College (2013-2014) where he earned All-Conference and All-Region honors and received the NJCAA Rawlings/Gold Glove for his play as a second baseman. After 2 years in Junior College, Donohue earned a scholarship to play Division II baseball at Queens College. Making only four errors his time there and zero as a senior. (2015-2016).
Donohue began working as a full time hitting and fielding instructor at Teel’s baseball School and coaching Club baseball through the Teel’s organization after his time as a college baseball player. While working at Teel’s, he ran hitting and infield clinics for youth, high school, and college-level players. Donohue also coached High School baseball at Indian Hills in Oakland, New Jersey.
Why I chose to work for the Sox?
“I would like to share how appreciative I am of the East Coast Sox and its community. I had just moved to Mississippi from New Jersey, and a little nervous as to how I would fit in and meet new people. East Coast has made the transition very smooth, easy, and comforting. The organization embraced me with open arms, and I had felt as if I were part of their family since day one. I cannot thank them enough.
I am very grateful to the Sox for allowing me to lead, teach, and guide their young men. I enjoy coaching baseball, but I love the connections you make with the players and other coaches through this game even more. The future is bright for this East Coast Sox organization and I cannot wait to be a part of it.”